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Central Florida 100: GIVE VICTIMS CERTAINTY & MORE TO COME

Central Florida 100: GIVE VICTIMS CERTAINTY & MORE TO COME

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: GIVE VICTIMS CERTAINTY: For five years, advocates have fought to pass legislation that forces FDLE to track rape kits and give victims the ability to access their kits’ status online. As state Rep. Scott Plakon said this week,...

Domestic-violence centers in trouble without help

Domestic-violence centers in trouble without help

Since March, a perfect storm has erupted for domestic violence (DV) in the U.S. The devastating consequences of the global pandemic, on top of staggering job loss and a deep recession, coupled with unprecedented natural disasters, have collectively led to an alarming...

Best Life: Domestic violence in the COVID-19 lockdown

Best Life: Domestic violence in the COVID-19 lockdown

By Teri Yanovitch September 4, 2020   As a result of COVID-19, many employees have been working remotely. Not having employees physically present in a location makes communication of an organization’s Service Excellence culture more difficult. However, just as...

We must include domestic violence by police in police reforms

We must include domestic violence by police in police reforms

BY CAROL WICK AND KIT GRUELLE, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS — 07/02/20 01:30 PM THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL Terrified of her husband — Deputy Paul Terry, a 14-year veteran of the Orange County (Fla.) police department and his...

Giving Back: It’s Time to Help the Helpers

Giving Back: It’s Time to Help the Helpers

By: Carol Wick Page 96 May-June 2020 We have weathered unimaginable storms before in Central Florida. Hurricanes that wiped out entire communities. Terrorist acts that we thought would never reach our neighborhoods. A common denominator through each of these events...